Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Democrats have considered a massive budget bill. Sanders told reporters on Thursday, his committee have opened discussion to consider a $6 trillion budget reconciliation proposal.
Sanders said the package would include provisions to expand Medicare, lower prescription drug prices and possibly address immigration. Such a big spending bill has already faced pushback from moderate Democrats.
Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget would SHRINK the U.S. economy by 1%.
The Biden economy is bad now and will only get worse!
— Julio Gonzalez – juliogonzalez.com (@TaxReformExpert) June 16, 2021
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Sen. Jon Tester both asserted their refusal to support the steep trillion dollar framework. Warner has been discussing a smaller bipartisan package, while Tester argued that the requested amount was unnecessary. Tester also stated that utilization of the package is more significant than maximizing the proposed amount.
Sanders went on to say that discussions for the package to address the homelessness and ‘housing crisis’ are also in the works.